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I is for Ice

Well what else would it be for? Antarctica contains 90% of the world's ice and represents 70% of the world's water supply, which makes this a pretty special place. However, getting fresh drinking water in Antarctica is actually quite difficult and time consuming. The exact method used varies between stations, but in earlier days, snow and ice was shovelled into large tanks and heated to form water. Today, Casey and Mawson stations pump water from a melt lake behind the station and store it in a heated tank house.

Don't worry though, when you travel to Antarctica with us, we do it in style on one of Tauck's newest and exquisitely appointed ship, Le Soleal. Contact Ingrid for more information about how you can secure one of our last few cabins.

Categories: Cruises
Tags: Antarctica, Tauck

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